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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jun 9, 2013 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Original Six oddity

The pre-expansion NHL had an exclusivity clause that gave Montreal, Toronto, and Detroit an unfair advantage in signing the best local talent.

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Poster: Reade Date: Jun 9, 2013 10:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Original Six oddity

Contractual arrangements with the Junior Leagues?
Detroit because of its proximity to Canada?

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jun 9, 2013 10:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Original Six oddity

Prior to the creation of the draft in 1963,each team had a right to sign any player within a 50 mile radius to stock their farm systems. The suburbs of Montreal, Toronto, and Detroit (including the Canadian side) boasted much better amateur talent than Boston, Chicago, or New York. The landscape of the NHL didn't start to change until the players from the first drafts had worked their way to the big clubs in the mid to late 1960's.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jun 9, 2013 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Original Six oddity

This should be the classic tightly fought contest every pundit thought the Pitt. series would be. Bruins again facing a high-powered star studded offense led by Toewes and Sharp and Kane and Keith et al.

But if Tuukka keeps playing the way he did v Pitt. and the D keeps contributing to the score sheet as well as keeping things safe at home, I like the B's chances, tho' it won't be easy.

One thing to note: There are two players on the Bruins who have barely cracked the goal-scoring sheet at all in these playoffs (one in fact has not, while still playing very well), and they are both DUE, and I believe will score some very big goals in this series: Jagr and Seguin.

and if I was to pick a crazy dark horse "X factor" player (and I will), how about Campbell's replacement Daugavins? He nearly scored one in game 4 v. Pitt on a beautiful move, but rang the post. He doesn't have as much grit or muscle as Campbell, but is probably more skilled. If Claude is able to keep rolling out 4 lines watch for him to do something special as well.

Bruins in 6.

Go Bruins!!!!

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jun 9, 2013 6:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Original Six oddity

Daugavins nearly scored one? Well I nearly got a girl pregnant once.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jun 9, 2013 8:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Original Six oddity

your sister doesnt count !!!

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Poster: Reade Date: Jun 9, 2013 5:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Original Six oddity

Nice post. Go B's.

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Poster: Reade Date: Jun 11, 2013 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Original Six oddity

I always wondered why in particular the Bruins and Rangers sucked so bad for so long (WWII until the late sixties / early seventies). Seems a league would want, in their own best interests, to address situations that cause competitive imbalances (alot quicker than they ended up doing).

Man, whichever team (the Maple Leafs?) lost out on Bobby Orr essentially right after the rule change was made must've felt pretty hosed.